The organization’s operation relies on work offered by volunteers, doctors, nurses and other personnel. Throughout its history, Mission Anthropos has developed various programs, both in Greece and abroad. It has realized three medical – humanitarian missions in Ethiopia. In Greece, a) the “Emvoliazoume (= we vaccinate): children without insurance, not without protection” program, which has started in 2012, aims at the coverage of vaccinations for uninsured children. These children are of uninsured Greek families, immigrants and refugees. Between July 2012 and August 2017, 5,434 children received 18,090 vaccines; b) “Stirizoume – Health Care Support for All” Program: commenced in 2013 and its purpose is the coverage of medical and/or pharmaceutical requests. Through this program, 986 requests have been satisfied, including medical ex-aminations, medications, surgeries, medical/orthopaedic supplies and births. c) Additional activities directed to vulnerable populations, for example preventive medicine campaigns and provision of basic need items and medicine.
The grant regards the expansion of the “Stirizoume: Health Care Support for All” program to include elders. The requests that will be satisfied will fall under three health related categories: medication, provision of health related services including medical treatment and medical tests, and health related equipment/supplies.